Would a person alive in 1600 benefit from a cellphone?

Re: Would a person alive in 1600 benefit from a cellphone?

Postby uebermann » Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:19 am

I don't think it would have been used. I think it would have been locked away somewhere and regarded as a magical (or holy) relic.

Now if a person was sent back in time with one, maybe. But more than likely they would have just been regarded as a witch should they have shown it to anyone.
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Re: Would a person alive in 1600 benefit from a cellphone?

Postby eynon81 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:37 am

does it have GPS ap? because if it does than that Peasant's country conquers the world.

GPS ap + Maps....oh damn.
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Re: Would a person alive in 1600 benefit from a cellphone?

Postby Southern Dad » Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:00 pm

eynon81 wrote:does it have GPS ap? because if it does than that Peasant's country conquers the world.

GPS ap + Maps....oh damn.


GPS app won't do much good without those satellites which won't be launched for a few centuries.
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Re: Would a person alive in 1600 benefit from a cellphone?

Postby uebermann » Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:00 pm

eynon81 wrote:does it have GPS ap? because if it does than that Peasant's country conquers the world.

GPS ap + Maps....oh damn.


GPS wouldn't do any good for a few reasons. Maps are downloaded through wireless/internet and not normally held on the phone's memory. And the GPS portion won't work without the satellites in space.

There are some apps that could be useful, and you could possibly download entire maps to the phone so there is that. I just don't see how you could really use it without getting caught. If anyone saw you with it, you'd likely be burnt at the stake or have it taken from you by a dictator/monarch. But I guess if you could hide it and had a map of the earth, there's some things you could do to make yourself some cash.
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Re: Would a person alive in 1600 benefit from a cellphone?

Postby eynon81 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:57 pm

I assumed it was magic and had the maps and apps and shit. I thought that was the premise.


Otherwise the calculator would be pretty cool.
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Re: Would a person alive in 1600 benefit from a cellphone?

Postby Saz » Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:59 pm

Useless without internet

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